Word For The Day…

From Gratefulness.org

Strength means…acknowledging each of those feelings, your questions and ideas and faith and terror, and meeting what comes with the full force of your heart.

BRENDA SHAUGHNESSY

(PHOTO BY FRANK WINKLER)

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Scent Of Summer – Haiku

Written In Response To:

Frank J. Tassone Haikai Challenge #88 (6/1/19): summer-like (natsumeku) – This week, write the haikai poem of your choice (haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka, haiga, renga, etc.) that alludes to summer-like (natsumeku) conditions (weather, activities, etc.)

"In the time of those kings, the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that will never be destroyed, nor will it be left to another people. It will crush all those kingdoms and bring them to an end, but it will itself endure forever." Daniel 2:44

the scent of jasmine

sun’s warmth penetrates body

summer in the heart

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Photo Credit:  Pinterest

Velvet Touches

Written In Response To:

Word Of The Day Challenge – Velvet

V.J.s Weekly Challenge #49:  Gadget – To participate, create a post on your own site (or leave a note in the comments), and link back here.

Crimson’s Creative Challenge #28 – Every Wednesday I post a photo.  You respond with something CREATIVE.

Outbuildings at Hethel

As a little girl growing up

living in a house of darkness

I developed this mechanical gadget

that helped me survive the atrocities

the only way a child could all on her own

 

As I grew into a young adult

this darkness would continue to rule

over my life attracting the darkness repeatedly

until this mechanical gadget could no

longer help me survive and finally broke…

 

Yet, this was the most beautiful day of my life

for I called out to no one but the One who would

pick up all the broken pieces of my mechanical gadget

and through His tender velvet touches of Grace

turned my mechanical gadget into a heart of love.

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Word Count: 115

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Thawed By Love – Chained Hay(na)ku

Hay(na)ku is a 3-line poem with one word in the first line, two words in the second, and three in the third. There are no restrictions beyond this.  There are already some variations of this new poetic form. For instance, a reverse Hay(na)ku has lines of three, two, and one word(s) for lines one, two, and three respectively. Also, multiple Hay(na)ku can be chained together to form longer poems.  Writer’s Digest

Written In Response To:

Reena’s Exploration Challenge #84

Prompt:

Love

breaks through

hearts of ice

 

Thawing

the bitterness

of child shamed

 

Restoring

the broken

pieces back together

 

Warming

the heart

to trust again

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